This is the first of Three quarters of Beginning Greek Grammar, beginning with the alphabet and covering the basics of biblical Greek. These three classes must be taken in order. We are utilizing the course taught by William Mounce via DVD, which is based upon Mounce’s textbook and workbook.
Textbooks: William Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek, 3rd ed. (Zondervan, 1992); DVD series by William Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek (on 4 DVDs); William Mounce, The Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook, 3rd Edition (Zondervan, 2009); The Greek New Testament, 4th Edition (United Bible Society, 2001).
Instructor: Rob Vanhoff, M.A.
Course Options: This class can be taken as a standalone class or can be taken as part of a certificate program.
Standalone: Basics of biblical Greek will give you the foundations to read and make your way through the Greek New Testament. This class is three-quarters long, and students need to remember that learning a language is difficult but very rewarding.
Program Path: Those who are looking for a more structured workload will find this course is required for one, two and three-year certificates. This class counts for 2 quarter hours within the certificate program.
Course Requirements: This class requires the ability to proficiently read the English language, watch and listen to video lectures, and basic knowledge of a computer with an internet connection. Live online classes are also required each week, and the teacher will work with students to find a time that works best for the majority of people. Headphones and a microphone are also required for the online class.
Workload: The average workload each week is around 5 hours. This includes an hour-long lecture, an hour-long live class, assigned reading, as well as interaction in the class forum. A final exam is also required at the end of the class to complete the course.